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The Wind in the Willows is a kid's ee-e book with the aid of using British novelist Kenneth Grahame, first posted in 1908. Alternatingly slow-shifting and fast-paced, it makes a speciality of 4 anthropomorphized animals: Mole, Rat (a European water vole), Toad, and Badger. They stay in a pastoral model of Edwardian England.With the advent of spring and excellent climate outside, the good-natured Mole loses persistence with spring cleaning. He has fled his underground home, rising to take withinside the air, and finally ends up on the river, which he has in no way visible before. Here he meets Rat (a water vole), who right now of yr spends all his days in, on, and nearby the river. Rat takes Mole for a trip in his rowing boat. They get alongside nicely and spend many extra days boating, with "Ratty" teaching Mole the methods of the river, with the 2 buddies residing collectively in Rate's riverside home.Mole desires to meet the reputable however elusive Badger, who livesdeep with inside the Wild Wood, however Rat - understanding that Badger does now no longer appreciate visits - tells Mole to be affected person and look ahead to Badger to pay them a visit himself. Nevertheless, on a snowy winter's day, at the same time as the seasonally somnolent Rat dozes, Mole unexpectedly is going to the Wild Wood to explore, hoping to meet Badger. He receives misplaced with inside the woods, sees many "evil faces" the various wood's less-welcoming denizens, and succumbs to fright and panic and hides, looking to live warm, the various sheltering roots of a tree.Rat wakes to discover Mole gone. Guessing his assignment from the path of Mole's tracks and equipping him with pistols and a stout cudgel, Rat is going in search, locating him as the snow starts off evolved to fall in earnest. Attempting to discover their manner home, Rat and Mole pretty actually stumble across Badger's home - Mole barks his shin at the boot scraper on Badger's doorstep. Badger - en direction to mattress in his dressing robe and slippers - although warmly welcomes Rat and Mole to his massive and comfy underground home, offering them warm food, dry clothes, and reassuring conversation: "It takes all kinds to make a world."